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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Dry Tropical Africa to KwaZulu-Natal, Moxambique Channel Islands, Tropical Asia to Australia.
Tecticornia indica

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General
Superficially very similar to Arthrocnemum, but without adaxially placed stamens and without sclerids.

[FZ]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, usually thinly woody, low, glabrous, seemingly leafless, apparently built up of numerous, superposed, more or less tubular segments which are green or glaucous and ultimately shrivel and fall away from the stem; each segment at apex forming a little cup usually with two short teeth or lobes and embracing the base of the next higher segment.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes (in our species) ultimately disarticulating into rings, in others sometimes persistent. Fertile segments aggregated into spikes at ends of stem and lateral branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers minute, usually (always in our species) in clusters (cymules) of 3, a pair of opposite clusters to each fertile segment, which consists of two normally fused bracts.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth minutely and irregularly 3-lobed at apex (with us), never with a truncate lateral shield.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 0–1 per flower.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Endosperm present and obvious. Embryo curved. Seeds (in our species) with a hard crustaceous testa, smooth.

Native to:

Angola, Bangladesh, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Mauritania, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Queensland, Senegal, Somalia, South Australia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tasmania, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia

Tecticornia Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 3: 65 (1880)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0